I am using WP as a CMS and have removed ALL the comment code from index.php, single.php and page.php in the theme folder. The site has never had commenting allowed, ever.
Still, every few days, I get a couple of comments in the moderation lineup. It isnt' a problem in that they show up on the site, but I don't see how they are getting that far if the files have nothing there for the comment-er to be posting them with? And somehow, some spammers are getting to the database, which bothers me.
Do I need to remove something from the wordpress files themselves to stop this? I have not done that so far; theme files are one thing, but it makes me nervous to mess with the actual WP files.
If this has been answered elsewhere, I'm sorry. I have tried to search the forums for help with this question, but can't come up with effective search terms. Everyone else seems to want comments to be there.